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17 top-paying jobs with a 2-year degree

The Motley Fool Logo By Maurie Backman of The Motley Fool | Slide 3 of 18: Median salary: $82,240Job outlook: -7% growthIf you’re a tech person who enjoys creating code, you might consider a career in computer programming, as many companies are willing to hire job candidates with an associate’s degree alone. But while the salary for a programmer is good, the outlook for this profession isn’t. Employment in this field is expected to decline 7% between now and 2026. The reason? Since programming can easily be done remotely, companies are expected to outsource from other countries where labor is notably cheaper.

2. Computer programmer

Median salary: $82,240

Job outlook: -7% growth

If you’re a tech person who enjoys creating code, you might consider a career in computer programming, as many companies are willing to hire job candidates with an associate’s degree alone. But while the salary for a programmer is good, the outlook for this profession isn’t. Employment in this field is expected to decline 7% between now and 2026. The reason? Since programming can easily be done remotely, companies are expected to outsource from other countries where labor is notably cheaper.

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